ONLINE COURSE: Economic Literacy for a Green Economy

March 1, 2017 all-day
Sustainability Network

Beginning March 1, 2017, the program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.

In particular, participants will learn about the latest innovations in economics that are relevant to

  • Assessing the strengths and limits of markets
  • Valuing unpriced environmental benefits and damages
  • Rewarding pro-environmental behaviour
  • Reconciling trade-offs to inform public decisions
  • (Re)defining economic progress and sustainability
  • Reorienting the economy for the 21st Century.

Learn at your own pace, in your preferred setting, with specially developed video tutorials and quizzes plus live one-on-one coaching from a professional economist. No prior knowledge or experience in economics is necessary.

Who should participate?

  • Urban planners
  • Banking and Financial Services personnel
  • Government
  • NGOs
  • University/college students and professors
  • Forestry professionals.

Benefits of participating:

  • Learn of the latest innovations in economic theory and how they can evolve the economy
  • Regular one-on-one coaching with the course instructor
  • Certificate upon completion.

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